60

The potential of this tea was too much for me to ignore so I thought I’d try again. This time I used twice the leaf. I also increased the steep time a tiny bit but that was totally by accident and I’m kind of guesstimating as to how much over I went.

The cup is much darker this time and a little murky looking but nothing too disturbing. The smell is very similar but a little thicker. Perhaps a bit of a woodsy custard this time? Again, smells a lot like Marco Polo with a custard note as it begins to cool.

Okay, I don’t get it. Maybe my taste buds are broken. TWICE the leaf and I’m still like, “Okay, so where’s the flavor?” Yes, yes, there is some flavor but I feel like I should be knocked over with flavor and instead I have the urge to close my eyes and concentrate to actually taste what is going on. And what is going on? Mostly custard with a hint of slightly under ripe berry and then, at the very end, a twinge of too much concentrated rooibos. I tried to slurp to see if that helps and oh dear goodness, stop. Let’s not do that ever again. If rubbing alcohol were raspberry perfume flavored, that would be a slurp of this tea. Faint though it is, the custard is mucho mas better.

Bottom line: a very soft tea with hordes of exciting potential but ultimately it falls short. It’s not a bad tea, just disappointing.
6.1g/8oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec
SoccerMom

I am totally turned off by the rubbing alcohol/raspberry perfume flavor you describe. So much so that I may have to take this off of my shopping list!

Auggy

Nah, don’t let that one part make you remove it. That rubbing alcohol thing only popped up when I did one of those snooty wine-tasting slurps. There was nary a hint of it before (or after) that!

SoccerMom

Okay Good :)

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SoccerMom

I am totally turned off by the rubbing alcohol/raspberry perfume flavor you describe. So much so that I may have to take this off of my shopping list!

Auggy

Nah, don’t let that one part make you remove it. That rubbing alcohol thing only popped up when I did one of those snooty wine-tasting slurps. There was nary a hint of it before (or after) that!

SoccerMom

Okay Good :)

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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